National Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Synthetic Mineral Fibres - Western Australia


You may need to comply with this code if you intend to handle synthetic mineral fibres in your workplace.

This code outlines safe work practices and general responsibilities when handling synthetic mineral fibres. Compliance with this code is designed to eliminate or control the level of respirable fibres in the atmosphere.

Synthetic mineral fibres is a generic term used to collectively describe a number of amorphous (non-crystalline) fibrous materials including glass fibre, mineral wool and ceramic fibre. They are also known as Man Made Mineral Fibres and are mainly used in insulation and other building materials.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


Contact details

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General Enquiries


Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Western Australia
Operating address: Level 1, Mason Bird Building
303 Sevenoaks Street
Western Australia 6107
Mailing address: Locked Bag 14
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850
Phone: 1300 307 877
Website: WorkSafe Western Australia (Opens in new window)